I hate paying full-price for anything. I’m a bargain hunter extraordinaire. Because of that, I usually search for used curriculum. These are my favorite places to look online:
Paperbackswap – This site is actually for trading books, but you can buy credits for around $3 each. One book equals one credit.
Paperbackswap might not the best place for curriculum, but almost all of our literature and art books come from here. It’s always worth a look.
Homeschool Classifieds – This site allows you to list and sell curriculum for free. You can also create a wanted ad. Sellers sometimes search those before listing their items.
Homeschool Talk & Swap at VegSource – This site’s navigation is by grade level, which is harder for me to use. However, the search works pretty well, and this is a very active board.
Yahoo Groups – Join a group based on your location, favorite curriculum, or even educational philosophy. For instance, Spell to Write and Read, RightStart Math and BiblePrinciples each have a Yahoo Group.
What does that have to do with used curriculum? Most groups allow members to post books for sale. All of our major purchases have been made this way.
Please help me pinch even more pennies. What’s your favorite place to find used curriculum?
Written by Renae Deckard, Biblical Principled mother of 3. Find Renae’s reflections about homeschool and family life at Life Nurturing Education.